Belarusian authorities scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a false bomb alert to force a Ryanair aircraft to land on Sunday to detain opposition journalist Roman Protasevich, who was onboard.
Sviatlana Tikhanovskaya and French President Emmanuel Macron discuss free and fair elections for Belarus after the contested August 9 polls in which President Alexander Lukashenko won a sixth term.
President Alexander Lukashenko accuses the West of fomenting unrest in the country as he seeks to consolidate his grip on power amid widening demonstrations.
The European Union's foreign ministers will meet on August 27 and 28 in Berlin, and could prepare new measures against Minsk following elections results they claim were "neither free nor fair".
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